Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Friday, September 27, 2013 to Monday, March 24, 2014
Home Front: Daily Life in the Civil War North

To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the US Civil War and in conjunction with the Terra Foundation for American Art, the Newberry Library have mounted “Home Front: Daily Life in the Civil War North,” an exhibition of more than 100 items that focuses on the enormous, and costly, effect the war had on civilians.

Saturday, January 4, 2014
Genealogy and Local History Orientation

9:30 am

The Genealogy and Local History staff will introduce novices to the basics of research at an informal orientation. After the session, you are welcome to begin your research. A reference librarian will be available to provide suggestions and assistance. Reservations not required.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014
The Newberry Library Colloquium : Inca Bridges and Roads in the Newberry's Relación of 1548

4 pm

A fascinating Peruvian manuscript in the Ayer collection at the Newberry describes a series of events that occurred in the aftermath of the conquest of Peru and Francisco Pizarro’s establishment of the Spanish colonial capital of Lima in 1535.

Saturday, January 11, 2014
"Home Front" Curator-led Exhibition Tour

11 am

Join us for this free tour of “Home Front: Daily Life in the Civil War North,” Chicago’s only major exhibition on the Civil War during its 150th anniversary. One of the exhibition’s co-curators will walk visitors through more than 100 items that focus on the enormous, and costly, effect the war had on civilians.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014
The Newberry Library Colloquium : Eighteenth-Century French Perspectives on Indian Women's Work

4 pm

Early in the 18th century French interests expanded into the interior of the Ohio River Valley. Travelers who explored the fertile tributary rivers of the Ohio offer a unique perspective on this agrarian village world.

Thursday, January 16, 2014
Race and Battlefield: Seeing and Not Seeing the Civil War : An Art History Lecture

6 pm

The American Civil War was precipitated by the issue of slavery, and the industrial-level slaughter made it the bloodiest war ever fought by the United States. Why, then, was there so little painting during the Civil War depicting race, slavery, and the battlefield?

Saturday, January 18, 2014
Other Renaissance Programs
Shakespeare Project of Chicago: Thomas Heywood’s The Fair Maid of the West

10 am - 12:30 pm

“Oh that I had the power to make Time lame,
To stay the stars, or make the moon stand still,
That future day might never stay haste thy flight.”

Thursday, January 23, 2014 to Saturday, January 25, 2014
Renaissance Graduate Programs
2014 Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference

The Center for Renaissance Studies’ annual graduate student conference, organized and run by advanced doctoral students, has become a premier opportunity for graduate students to present papers, participate in discussions, and develop collaborations across the field of medieval, Renaissance, and early modern studies.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014
The Newberry Library Colloquium : Publishing Region: Print and Place in the Gold Rush West

4 pm

This colloquium examines, both conceptually and historically, the relation between print and place. It advances the notion of the “print region” - wherein books and periodicals are made predominantly by, for, and about a regional population - and focuses on the mid-nineteenth-century “Gold Rush West,” which encompasses San Francisco, Sacramento, and the mining hinterlands of the Sierra Nevada.

Thursday, January 30, 2014
Public Housing, Urban Politics, and Reform in Postwar Chicago, Milwaukee : A Meet the Authors Event

4 pm

Historians D. Bradford Hunt, Eric Fure-Slocum, and Leon Fink will discuss post-war urban change and conflict in Chicago and Milwaukee.